Equity Speaker Series


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Dr. Gretel Vera-Rosas

Crossings, Transits, and Returns: Mothering through Migration and Deportation

Dr. Vera-Rosas will address the social, cultural, and political meaning of mothering through migration and deportation. Gretel H. Vera-Rosas is a mother-scholar, writer, and educator. She is currently working on a book manuscript that centers on film, silk-screening, performance, and photography to analyze the visual economies of deportation, migration, and the war on drugs in Mexico. Vera-Rosas is Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. At CSUDH, she is a member of the Undocumented Student Ally Coalition (USAC) and is an active mentor and advocate of student-moms on campus.

When: 3/24/22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Herbert Tam

Storytelling, Critical Thinking and Exhibition-making in Ethnic-Specific Museums. 

In this talk, Herbert Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), will discuss his curatorial work and MOCA’s role as a social history museum in New York’s Chinatown. Specifically, he will reflect on the 2019 exhibition The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging, which explored music history and culture in the Chinese American community; and Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America (2016), a meditation on the role of food in Chinese and immigrant culture.

When: 5/11/22, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm